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university law school event, with the speech of tavis smiley, cornell west, lupe the great musician, and many others came. it was amazing. it had been organized about a week before and 1000 people came out. two days after the reelection of president obama. in the book, they write there are nearly 150 pour and near poor people in america who are not responsible for the damage done by the great recession, yet they pay the price. they did not create the deindustrialization of america. one of the largest economic institutions in the world were brought to their collective knees, they went crawling to the government in search of salvation. the government obliged, allowing them to socialize on the backs of mainstream americans. the housing and job crisis they created fostered a poverty unseen in generations not just an inner-city ghettos, but also in suburbs and rural areas, crossing racial, age, and gender lines. nearly one-third of the american middle-class, mostly families with children have fallen into poverty. the book is yours for $75. the dvd of our full conversation on and off the air and th
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight, a conversation with the ceo of geomagic, ping fu. a remarkable journey from labor camps in china to one of the most prominent c.e.o.'s, and she has a new book, "bend, not break," and she was named entrepreneur of the year back in 2005 and now serves on the obama council of entrepreneurship. we are glad you joined us. a conversation with geomagic's ceo, ping fu, coming up. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: started a successful company is never easy, but it may have seemed impossible for ping fu, growing up under mao, and she was sent to a labor camp, where she adored unspeakable hardships. she knew j
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight, a look at one of the year's most acclaimed films, "life of pi," screenwriter david magee, his second oscar nomination, the first coming ford "finding neverland." we are glad for you to be joining us with our conversation with david magee, coming up. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: david magee is now a two- time oscar-nominated writer, thanks to "life of pi," which is up for 11 oscars this year, including best picture. he are some scenes from "life of pi." >> i was sitting at a coffeehouse, and the old man next to be struck up a conversation, saying, "you have an amazing story." >> i was born and raised
for the defense. then, tavis smiley on poverty. >> when people have no hope for the future, they have no power in the present, something must be done to save this democracy by doing something about this growing gap between the have got and the have-nots, the rich and the rest of us. we will keep pushing the president and talking about this issue. >> as president obama prepares for his second inauguration, broadcaster tavis smiley calls on the white house to prioritize the fight against poverty in obama's second term rid of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama has formally unveiled his proposals to reform the nation's gun laws more than a month after the shooting massacre in newtown. on wednesday, obama called for reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, expanding background checks for gun buyers, improving the delivery of mental health services, and allowing schools to hire up to 1000 school resource officers and counselors. obama presented his plan alongside vice-pr
tavis: good evening. smiley. -- i am tavis smiley. we are revisiting some of our favorite moments over 10 years. we look back in our conversations with one of the most iconic artists of all time, prince. we revisit to memorable conversations with the music legend including a reunion and special performance here with former revolution band member wendy malvoin. a look back at appearances by prince coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: when we launched the show in january 2004, one of our goals was to become a destination for the biggest names in music not only for a place to perform in a late night setting but a comfortable setting for conversation. we
tavis: good evening. from washington. i am tavis smiley. tonight our third conversation about poverty in america. we are joined by a panel that includes o,jonathan kozol, mariana chilton, rose ann demoro, john d. graham and the new chair of the congressional black caucus, marcia fudge. we are glad you joined us. "vision for a new america" is starting now. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day we know that we are only halfway and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> speaker gingrich, i wonder if you can help me imagine what a white house conference to eradicate poverty with the left and right present to talk about ideas that they could agree on. take me inside and give me a sense of what some of the ideas on the table might be that could get discussed. >> the fact is for 60% of the cost of public schools in big cities, catholic schools graduate
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. we mark our 10th anniversary. some terrific conversations and a colorful canvas of guests and ideas. we look at our favorite guests and moments beginning with the remarkable rise of barack obama.ssein his time as a little-known senator from illinois and his breakout at the national convention. when we from today he will be sworn in for his second term as president of these united states. we're glad you joined us on the 10th anniversary of this program, a look back at our conversations with barack obama coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> barack obama was a little- known state senator from an aillinois. the third african-american in the u.s. senate. i spoke to him after his great vic
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. on this king day 2013 and the day of president obama's second inaugural, a conversation with the man hand-picked by coretta scott king to publish her husband's papers, clayborne carson. he is out with a new book in conjunction with the king holiday called "martin's dream." internees his own journey with dr. king and the legacy -- one of the grid -- the legacy of one of the greatest men this nation has ever produced. a conversation with clayborne carson coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: on this day, when we honor the memory and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr., i am pleased to be j
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight the fourth and final conversation of "vision for a new america: a future without poverty." , mariana by chilton, cornel west, john d. graham and how ohio congresswoman marcia fudge. we are glad you joined us for part four of "vision for a new america: a future without poverty." [applause] >> there is a saying dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life by doing the right thing. we know we are only halfway to eliminating hunter. we have a lot of work to do. as we work together we can stem hunger out. -- stamp hunker out. -- hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> where do began. no matter whether you know about education or not, let's turn to the banking world. investing in very young children is the best investment you can make. it has the greatest return on investment, and we know that because the first three years of life for the most important for cognitive, social, and emotional development. you are onl
tavis: that evening from washington. i am tavis smiley. tonight part to of our look at poverty in america. we are joined by an all-star panel. dr. kanye west, jeffrey sachs, former house speaker newt gingrich -- dr. cornel west. john graham, and marcia fudge. we are glad to have joined us for night to of our conversation, vision for a new america, coming up right now. [applause] >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [applause] tavis: let me start with the first and i'll work my way back this way. the best work over so many years now, whether one agrees or disagrees with the findings, and certain spent the most time with children in poor communities, and no one has done anythi
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight, as we get set to honor the memory of dr. martin luther king jr. this weekend, we cap off the 10th anniversary week by revisiting our conversation with a civil rights icon in her own right, coretta scott king. back in 2005, we traveled to atlanta for a very special program with miss king at the famed ebenezer baptist church, the church that was home base for dr. king during much of the civil rights movement. a conversation which would turn out to be one of her last on national television. we're glad you could join us to wrap up this 10th anniversary week with a conversation with coretta scott king, coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to
tavis: good evening. smiley. tonight a conversation with the rolling stone contributing editor and best-selling author michael hastings. military has been front and center thanks to the announcement women will be allowed in combat for the first time in u.s. history. michael hastings is also out with a project about last year's presidential race. it is called "panic 2012." we are glad you joined us. a conversation with michael hastings is coming up now. good >> there is a saying dr. king had that it is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> michael hastings is a contributing editor at rolling stone whose text became one of the most talked about in 2012. he has also just released a new ebook about last year's presidential race called "panic 2012
on today's show, visit tavis smiley at pbs.org. tavis: hi, i'm tavis smiley. join me next time for our conversation with coretta scott king. that is next time. we will see you then. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> be more. pbs.
's show, visit tavis smiley at pbs.org. tavis: hi, i'm tavis smiley. join me next time in l ang leles as we continue to celebrate our 10th anniversary on pbs. that is next time. we will see you then. join me next time for a >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. you. thank you. [birds chirping] [woodpecker pecking] >> agaricus silvicova. on leaf litter, in association with oak. [brush rustling] laetiporous sulphureus among oak. matured in two days from small, yellow nodules into a magnificent, fan-shaped ripeness. as i cut into the frond, a small quantity of clear liquid streams from the incision. absolute, perfect freshness. [twig snaps] [hawk shrieks] [object strikes mycologist] [car door opens
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. all this week we are commemorating our 10th anniversary on pbs. i reviewed some of my favorite conversations over this decade. tonight we look back over a remarkable woman, single woman of -- mother of six and social worker by profession. she helped pave the way for africa's first democratically elected female head of state. two days after her appearance on the program, she was awarded the nobel peace prize. also tonight we will preview a conversation from next week on the issue of poverty. beginning next tuesday night, a special conversation called vision for a new america, featuring a terrific line above guests. -- a terrific lineup of guest. plus, a preview of a special event on this program starting next week. coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight a conversation with michael chiklis. the drama debuted as the new fall series. the conversation coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: pleased to welcome michael chiklis back to this program. the emmy-winning star of "the shield" and "the commish" is back now in prime time this fall with tv's most watched new show, "vegas." the series is set in the heyday of the rat pack in las vegas. it also stars dennis quaid. the show airs tuesday nights at 10 on cbs. here now a scene from "vegas." >>." every last detail in that room to your needs. they let you win. everyone at the table knows you
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight a conversation with kyra sedgwick. she ended a seven-year run on one of cable's most watched dramas. and you film is "the possession." we are gladje have joined this. a conversation with kyra sedgwick coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: pleased to welcome kyra sedgwick to this program. fans of "the closer" were certainly sad to see the popular tnt drama come to a close a couple of weeks ago. the series ended a seven-year run on a high note as one of the most watched cable series of our time. but starting today, you can catch her in a new film called "the possession," the project based o
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight, a conversation with sally field. she is once again in the oscar conversation in 2012 for role as mary todd lincoln, in steven spielberg's's film about the 16th president. it will widen its released to theaters across the country this weekend. we are glad you could join us for a conversation with sally field, coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: what a great pleasure to welcome sally field to this program. the two-time oscar winner has been a beloved actress for her standout work in film and television. currently starring in what is easily one of the most-talked- about films of 2012, "l
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight, part two of my conversation with sally field. thanks to your outstanding performance in the new film "lincoln," she will likely be vying for her third oscar next year bridge is directed by steven spielberg and opens in wider theaters this weekend. we are glad you could join us tonight. part two of our conversation with sally field coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: pleased we're back with part two of our conversation with sally field. before we jump into other life and career highlights, let's take a look back at some scenes from her terrific performance as mary todd lincoln in t
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